German Spatzle

Eva van Asperen 30 June 2022

Whenever I make Spatzle I think of my sweet grandmother. This German-inspired dish is something she used to make often. She wasn't German, but lived close to the border and

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7 Ways to Make Your Food Last Longer

Celia 22 June 2022

When we buy food we never mean to throw it away...but somehow it happens! With the ever-increasing cost of food-particularly fresh produce-it's important to make the most of your grocery

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Pumpkin & Leek Soup

Celia 21 June 2022

There's a reason that pumpkin soup is a classic the world over; because it's delicious! A wonderful and traditional winter warmer, pumpkin & leek soup can feed a family and

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How to Grow Blueberries in the Ground

Clissa 20 June 2022

Recently I was asked if it is possible to grow blueberries in the ground in my area, and in Australia in general. The answer is 'yes- as long as you

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How to Make Acidic Potting Mix -Recipe

Clissa 20 June 2022

Many people enjoy having their fruit trees and exotic plants in pots- and some of them require a specific acidic potting mix in order to thrive. In this article I'll

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Spinach sauce with pasta

Eva van Asperen 12 June 2022

This recipe is nutrient dense with spinach goodness! You can use a lot of it in one dish and you can use all types of spinach for this recipe. Of

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How to Maintain a Fruit Tree

Clissa 10 June 2022

One of the most prolific fruit trees in my orchard is a dwarf navel orange tree. It's 35 years old (don't ask me how I know this!) and still going

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How to Grow a Ton of Ginger

Celia 10 June 2022

Ginger is one of the worlds most useful and beneficial foods. Fragrant, tasty, and with a multitude of health-promoting qualities, it's no wonder that ginger is expensive to buy. But

Fruit & Vegetables Plants

Savoury Herb Muffins

Celia 8 June 2022

Mid-morning, afternoons, on the go...whenever you need a quick snack, these savoury herb muffins are a winner! They're perfect to include in school or work lunches, and can be batch-cooked

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Pest Profile: Cabbage White Butterfly

Celia 8 June 2022

Common name: cabbage white butterfly, small white, cabbage white, cabbage butterfly. Scientific name: Pieris rapae The cabbage white butterfly (pieris rapae) Where it is found: widespread in Europe, Asia &

Fruit & Vegetables Plants

German Spatzle

Whenever I make Spatzle I think of my sweet grandmother. This German-inspired dish is something she used to make often. She wasn’t German, but lived close to the border and

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Pumpkin & Leek Soup

There’s a reason that pumpkin soup is a classic the world over; because it’s delicious! A wonderful and traditional winter warmer, pumpkin & leek soup can feed a family and

Read More »

German Spatzle

Whenever I make Spatzle I think of my sweet grandmother. This German-inspired dish is something she used to make often. She wasn’t German, but lived close to the border and

Read More »

Pumpkin & Leek Soup

There’s a reason that pumpkin soup is a classic the world over; because it’s delicious! A wonderful and traditional winter warmer, pumpkin & leek soup can feed a family and

Read More »

Savoury Herb Muffins

Mid-morning, afternoons, on the go…whenever you need a quick snack, these savoury herb muffins are a winner! They’re perfect to include in school or work lunches, and can be batch-cooked

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Veggie Loaf

This recipe is a staple in my home. I make it a lot, because it is healthy, easy, tasty and versatile. It is also lactose-, gluten- and sugarfree. I can

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Bush Bog

This poem was salvaged from a scrap piece of lined A4 paper handwritten half in pen and then finished in pencil – I can’t recall but my biro must have

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How to Make White Oil

White oil is a multi-purpose pest treatment that is a must-have for every food garden. It is used to combat sap-sucking and chewing insects like aphids, scale, mealy bug and

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Why You Need to Grow Comfrey

Comfrey is an herbaceous perennial herb originating in Europe. A fast-growing plant belonging to the borage family, comfrey doesn’t provide fruit yet has the widest range of uses in a

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Composting Bin Test

There are a few rules, do’s and don’ts to making compost in this way, so I thought I would start with one bin (of the 2 I have) to test

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Hedgehog Hibernation House

Besides being totally adorable and super cute looking, hedgehogs are really useful animals to have in your garden. Especially because they eat a lot of snails and slugs who can’t

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